FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

May 6, 2016 11:50 AM

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FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

Before brands are allowed to stay in the market, regulators will check the e-cigarettes' design and the liquid nicotine they contain. The fast-growing devices have found a foothold with teenagers.

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